|Typhoid (typhoid fever) is a serious disease. It is caused by bacteria called Salmonella Typhi.
Typhoid is contracted through contaminated food or water, a bacterial infection that causes acute inflammation of the liver leading to severe illness for 2 – 3 weeks.
There are two vaccines to prevent typhoid. One is an inactivated (killed) vaccine given as an injection. The other is a live, attenuated (weakened) vaccine which is taken orally (by mouth).
The Typhoid injection should be taken as 1 dose 2 weeks before travel, but can be taken immediately before travel.
The oral immunisation requires 3 doses to be taken on alternate days
Typhoid is more common in countries with poor sanitation, book an appointment with us for more advice.